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Dear car manufacturers at ChryslerBenzToyota

  1. #1


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Dear car manufacturers at ChryslerBenzToyota


    I decided it was time to upgrade to your latest 2013 Model 8, although my old car the sporty Model XP7 I like so much is still running and serving me well. However, it has become a bit small for our family needs.

    The retailer told me that Model 8 is what I need as you do no longer produce Model XP7, so I bought it and I have to tell you I am really disappointed.

    Where should I start?

    The Start button on Model XP7 was exactly what I needed. I sat down behind the wheel, pressed the Start and was instantly ready to go. Now you have added functions to it on Model 8 and made it bigger, I don't like it. You must bring the old button to start the engine back.

    I was completely happy with the music and entertainment system on my old Model XP7. It played my mp3s when I plugged iPad in. Now on Model 8 the whole media system is made to look and feel new and different, I should now use it from touch screen interface but when I'm driving I must use the buttons on the steering wheel instead. Of course all the functions are easily done also this way but I hate the idea that you made this also for touch screen lovers. Not good, change it back.

    The outer looks and design are also not so eye pleasing, I liked my old Model XP7 more. Why did you change it?

    As you can see from the above opinions, I am an expert in the field of cars and if I say nobody likes this new car of yours it must for sure be a fact. What right do you have to no longer make the Model XP7 which I love so much? If I do not like the new Model 8, nobody does! I am The Authority here!

    I know that if I am not happy with your cars I can always drive Lixus Kubu or Orange yZac. You are not forcing me to drive a ChrylslerBezToyota, but I want to have ChryslerBenzToyota so I'm warning you: You must never create new models of your cars, you must discard all changes and bring my old XP7 back to market, or I will see nobody buys a car from you again. What kind of idiots you are, anyway, for creating something new. We consumers do not want changes, everything must stay as it is.

    Yours, The Expert

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  2. #2


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Dear ChryslerBenzToyota,

    I also notice that you have replaced the windscreens, window, mirrors and instruments with a single viewing screen, with a handy hotkey on the passenger glovebox to swap between them.

    I really like the way that, when I want to look at my speed, I only need to push the hotkey 17 times, and as the speedometer is 2 feet high, so I can really appreciate it without the view from the windscreen cluttering up my vision at the same time.

    It's the same with the mirrors; it's really great to be able to see a full screen view of what's behind me without being able to simultaneously see what's coming towards me, and this time it's only 6 presses of the hotkey. With the old XP7 I could see everything at the same time, of course, but this design is much cleaner.

    I'm just going outside for a drive ... I may be some time...
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  3. #3


    Dear ChryslerBenzToyota,

    Wow! I'm really enjoying your new model car 8. What a great peace of engineering! Your fastest starting one yet, speedier, burns less fuel, and has added features. I see you put all that updated information on the dashboard once I start the car again and while it's running. I don't have to go hunting for it on the windshield anymore. My email notifications, weather, people I love and like, news, maps, and all the stuff that's important to me. Your last models had that on the windshield cluttering it all up. Now my windshield is clean.

    And I like the great idea of moving the instruments and live buttons around to fit my needs and not the way you want them. I also see I can eliminate those I don't use a whole lot. I can see those by simply typing their names as with your past models.

    My favorite part is the hidden windshield that I open with WinKey/D. Ingenious! When I'm parked it's hidden and all I need to see is my dashboard with all the information in front of me. And oh! The buttons look just like the freeway signs which are easier to see. How thoughtful!

    You must have a great engineering department. I can't wait to see your next model! You always continue to improve with every one.
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I wrote the above after once again arguing with an "Windows 8 sucks and that's a fact because I say so" geek.

    I am sick and tired of this logics:
    • I do not like Windows 8 therefore nobody likes it
    • XP was the best windows. That is a fact because it is my opinion
    • I must use Windows so it must be as I want it to be


    Nobody must buy and use Windows 8. There's always alternatives. One person's opinion is not a fact, however important you feel yourself. A company like Microsoft has the right to decide which products they produce, sell and support.

    Not satisfied with Windows 8? Buy a Mac, download Debian Linux, stay on XP or Seven. Your choice, your PC. If you do not like driving a Dodge, don't buy a Dodge. Get Subaru or Mercedes or whatever.

    But really, your personal opinion should not take away my right to do the same decisions myself; if I want to drive a Dodge it is my right, my decision.

    Kari
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I wrote the above after once again arguing with an "Windows 8 sucks and that's a fact because I say so" geek.

    I am sick and tired of this logics:
    • I do not like Windows 8 therefore nobody likes it
    • XP was the best windows. That is a fact because it is my opinion
    • I must use Windows so it must be as I want it to be


    Nobody must buy and use Windows 8. There's always alternatives. One person's opinion is not a fact, however important you feel yourself. A company like Microsoft has the right to decide which products they produce, sell and support.

    Not satisfied with Windows 8? Buy a Mac, download Debian Linux, stay on XP or Seven. Your choice, your PC. If you do not like driving a Dodge, don't buy a Dodge. Get Subaru or Mercedes or whatever.

    But really, your personal opinion should not take away my right to do the same decisions myself; if I want to drive a Dodge it is my right, my decision.

    Kari
    Love it...well said Kari! It's all down to choice. Couldn't have said it better myself....
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  6. #6


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


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  7. #7


    I like this thread.

    Nice one Kari

    I whole heartedly agree. Every time you write something good, or read something else that someone has written in a positive light, you have to read ten posts of negative comments. I for one hope one day people just get over it, stop whining and complaining and being so self important. Windows 8 is what it is... Is it perfect? No... Were any other previous OS's by Microsoft perfect? No...

    The start button is not coming back... If you want it back, stop whining about it and resort to a third party resolution. I personally don't see what is so bad about a quick tap of the Windows key, and by typing at least two letters of the program, what do you know, there it is!

    I find Windows 8 stable as, and looking forward to the improvements yet to come.
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  8. #8


    What a refreshing thread Kari... great job to all!
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  9. #9


    Oregon
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT


    Nicely said.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    LOL.

    MS thrust to leverage their monopoly power and train the users so they can be monetised may turn out to be disastrous for us all.

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    But it is providing much hilarity along the way:


    Fokker 1917

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    Eurofighter 2013

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    Pictures unashamedly borrowed from jaclaz .
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